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1947 Kenner Products is formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, by the Steiner brothers, Albert, Philip and Joseph.   The company is named after its original office location on Kenner Street.
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Kenner Products introduces the Bubble-Matic Gun.
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1949 Kenner Products’ Bubble Rocket sells over one million units.
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1956 Joseph McVicker, of the Rainbow Crafts Company, introduces Play- Doh, offered in a single color, white.
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1957 Three additional colors of Play- Doh are added.
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1958 Kenner Products becomes one of the first toy companies to use nationwide television advertising.   The company was also one of the first sponsors of the Captain Kangaroo Show.
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1959 Kenner Products introduces the Give-A-Show projector, a product that was to be a success for over twenty years.
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1963 Kenner Products sets up a year-round New York showroom.
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Kenner Products introduces Easy-Bake Oven.
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1964 Kenner ’s “Gun that Shoots Around the Corner” entertains kids across the country.
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1965 General Mills purchases Cincinnati-based Rainbow Crafts, the Play- Doh manufacturer.
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1966 Kenner Products introduces Spirograph design toys.
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1967 General Mills purchases Kenner Products.
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Kenner ’s Close’n Play phonograph makes it safe for younger children to play records.
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1968 General Mills purchases Parker Brothers.
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